Definitions

Confidentiality Rule

High Risk Deliveries in a Level 2 or 3 Facility

Resident live births weighing less than 2,000 grams and/or with gestational age of less than 34 weeks plus all intrapratum fetal deaths in unspecialized facilities. Rate is percent number is of total Missouri resident high-risk deliveries born in Missouri.

Other Cities/Counties (Joplin, Independence, Kansas City and Eastern Jackson County)
Resident

Unintended Deliveries (Vital Records Definition)

Resident deliveries (live births and fetal deaths) to women with one or more of the following characteristics - teen deliveries (age less than 18) or ages 18 through 35 and spacing less than 12 months between births or unmarried and not a college education. Percent this number is of all known resident deliveries (live births and fetal deaths) is taken as the rate.